Your Gift. Your Leadership.

Investing in Maryland Smith supports building a legacy for the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Your impact will equip future business leaders to tackle the world’s complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.

Are you interested in endowing a scholarship, naming a space within the building, or do you have a specific question? A Maryland Smith development officer is available to assist you. Schedule an appointment by calling 301-405-9459.


You can make your gift online by using our secure giving website. You may also make a gift over the phone by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-9459.

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Please make checks payable to: The University of Maryland College Park Foundation or UMCPF. Please print and complete this form and mail to:

The University of Maryland College Park
Office of Gift Acceptance
4603 Calvert Road
College Park, MD 20740-3421


Give a gift of real property such as land or buildings, or tangible personal property such as equipment, materials, company products, or inventory.


Another gift option is to pay a pledge at a later date or in a series of installments. You can specify if you would like to be reminded to pay your pledge in December, March, and/or June.


Find out if your company is eligible by searching our online matching gift database.

You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees as part of the benefits package. Please contact your Human Resources Office to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift or click here.


Donors are discovering the ease and added benefits of giving gifts of appreciated securities. Often giving a gift of stock will create tax savings for the donor.

A wire transfer is the easiest way to make a gift of stock. Please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-2449 to notify us of the transfer and to receive further instructions including the account and DTC numbers.

If you have the original stock certificate, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-2449 for transfer instructions.


Gift planning is a way to leave your legacy and honor your philanthropic goals. Please see our gift planning page for more information.


Are you a current UMD employee? You can invest in Maryland Smith by having funds automatically deducted from your paycheck each pay period. Visit and login with your Central Authentication Service (CAS) username and password.

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The following questions are among those most commonly asked by prospective donors to the Smith School. For more information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please call to schedule time to speak with a development officer.

You may choose the type of asset (cash or noncash), the giving method (direct or planned), and the initiative you would like to support (a fund, program, scholarship, department, and so on).

May I pledge a gift and spread it out over a period of time? Pledges to the Smith School Annual Fund must be paid by June 30th of the fiscal year in which the gift was made. Gifts for other purposes in excess of $5,000 can be paid in a maximum of five years.

Gifts to the Smith School Annual Fund may be made online quickly and securely. Contact person for gifts other than online gifts: Melissa Hampton Turning at 301-405-9459.

For gifts other than online gifts, please contact Melissa Turning, Smith School’s Annual Giving Program Manager at or 301-405-9459.

Credit card gifts can be made online or by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-7896.

Checks should be made out to the “University of Maryland College Park Foundation” or “UMCPF” for short, with a notation that the gift is designated to the “Smith School of Business”.

Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

The University of Maryland is a state institution and receives public funding.

Over the last three decades, national and state funding for higher education has decreased steadily. Currently, support from the state of Maryland provides less than 26% of the university’s annual operating budget. Like most large public universities (i.e., Michigan and Ohio State), alumni and friends are committing a significant portion of the school’s operating budget through philanthropic gifts.

Alumni of the Smith School are both undergraduate and graduate students. Every alumnus plays a critical role in our future success and the value of their degree. We ask all alumni to invest in the Smith School Annual Fund and whatever additional area of interest they may have such as scholarships, faculty enrichment opportunities, or academic program growth.

May I make a gift to recognize or memorialize someone? Yes, you may make your gift in recognition of a special loved one, friend, or colleague, or to memorialize someone who is deceased. Please contact Melissa Turning at 301-405-9459 if you have additional questions.

How can I make a gift that will last forever as a tribute to someone? You may endow your gift so that it lives in perpetuity. The gift's principal will be invested soundly and a percentage of the income generated every year will be designated as you wish. Contact a development officer.

There are numerous ways to use your estate as a means to take care of loved ones after you're gone while realizing your philanthropic goals. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is happy to work with you, your attorney, and financial advisors regarding these opportunities.

There are various ways of structuring your gift whereby you will be provided with a stream of income in addition to a tax break. Please contact your finance or tax professional directly, or e-mail/call one of our development staff.

Thank You for Your Investment!

It is largely because of generous alumni and friends like you that allow Maryland Smith to recruit and retain the world’s leading faculty experts, provide scholarships and a first-tier business education to talented students, and graduate the next generation of business leaders who serve their organizations and communities.

Your Investment will make it possible for Maryland Smith

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